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Firefighters to begin "Fill the Boot" for MDA next Wednesday

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Get your spare change ready!

Sioux Falls Fire fighters will be gearing up, encouraging you to  “Fill the Boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event starts next Wednesday, May 21 and lasts through Friday, May 23. You'll find crews at all Hy-Vee locations throughout Sioux Falls. 

Every dollar that passing civilians can pitch into the fire fighters’ boots helps fire fighters provide medical treatment and support services to individuals and their families living with neuromuscular diseases in the Sioux Falls area. Funds also help support some of the 250 worldwide research projects seeking better treatment and cures for nearly 40 neuromuscular diseases covered by MDA, including Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and ALS. 500 South Dakota families benefit from the support of firefighters with MDA and Fill the Boot.

MDA's Area Director Erin Rohrer tells KSFY News The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has been a national MDA partner for 60 years. 2013 was a record year for Sioux Falls as SFFR raised more than $30,000 for South Dakota MDA and held the title for the second largest Fill the Boot department in the state. 

For more information about MDA's Fill the Boot event, visit: http://www.iaff.org/MDA/index.asp
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